OnceUponAMermaid

Swimmable Mermaid Tails For Mermaids of all Ages

Haleiwa, Hawaii · 2903 Sales

OnceUponAMermaid

Swimmable Mermaid Tails For Mermaids of all Ages

Haleiwa, Hawaii 2903 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(455)

Announcement   Aloha and welcome to Once Upon A Mermaid!

Once Upon A Mermaid Tails are MADE TO ORDER for any Age, Size and Shape of Mermaid. Made in Hawaii with Aloha :)

All Tails are made with the best Spandex Tricot, Lycra Hologram, Foil and Jewel Tropical Mermaid Prints (80% Nylon 20% Spandex) available. Fish scale, patterned designs and jewel solids come in many colors to meet every Mermaid's need for fashion. You can see my color album by visiting my
facebook.com/twiceuponamermaid page. You can also message me for specific colors.

All Tails are made for getting wet and swimming. Tail options and Listings come with and without a Mono Fin so make sure to read each listing carefully.

I have several Mono Fins that I use with the tails I make....the Finis Mermaid and Atlantis for children, the Keiki Mono Fin by Sun Tails, the Finis Aquarius for youth, teens and adults and the Nunui Mono Fin by Sun Tails. I also make my own mono fins for little mermaids who cannot use a mono fin with a strap. Depending on how much of a swimmer you are will determine which mono fin is best for you. Custom made mono fins are available upon request. Remember that mermaids using a mono fin should do so with adult supervision.

If you already have a mono fin and would like a tail to fit it, no problem, I can make it to fit.

Decorative back 'dorsal' fins are made with colorful sparkly tulle to match and enhance a Mermaid Tail.

All tails are open at the bottom for easy fin and feet access. Tails can be pulled up to walk in.

Tops for tails come in several different styles. Check out the different Listings available to see them.

PROCESSING TIME takes 2-5 days. Holidays may take longer. It is best to allow 1-2 weeks to receive a tail....but most of the time, I'm pretty fast :)

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
We are currently in the process of changing how we ship internationally to insure timely deliver. TBA soon.
International orders typically take 1-2 weeks for delivery, but can take up to 4-6 weeks (occasionally they become delayed by customs), so please order accordingly.
The price of my products do not include any duties or VAT. I only charge you goods cost and shipping cost. if you are charged of a VAT, you need to pay it to your customs.
The rules are different in every country.
If you have to pay import taxes and/or additional duties and sales taxes, then you would have to pay that to the courier upon receipt of the package(s).
See my Policies for more information.

Mahalo for stopping by and Enjoy!
Aloha and A Hui Ho!

Once Upon A Mermaid.

**All swimming mermaids should be accompanied by an adult when swimming in a mermaid tail.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

Aloha and welcome to Once Upon A Mermaid!

Once Upon A Mermaid Tails are MADE TO ORDER for any Age, Size and Shape of Mermaid. Made in Hawaii with Aloha :)

All Tails are made with the best Spandex Tricot, Lycra Hologram, Foil and Jewel Tropical Mermaid Prints (80% Nylon 20% Spandex) available. Fish scale, patterned designs and jewel solids come in many colors to meet every Mermaid's need for fashion. You can see my color album by visiting my
facebook.com/twiceuponamermaid page. You can also message me for specific colors.

All Tails are made for getting wet and swimming. Tail options and Listings come with and without a Mono Fin so make sure to read each listing carefully.

I have several Mono Fins that I use with the tails I make....the Finis Mermaid and Atlantis for children, the Keiki Mono Fin by Sun Tails, the Finis Aquarius for youth, teens and adults and the Nunui Mono Fin by Sun Tails. I also make my own mono fins for little mermaids who cannot use a mono fin with a strap. Depending on how much of a swimmer you are will determine which mono fin is best for you. Custom made mono fins are available upon request. Remember that mermaids using a mono fin should do so with adult supervision.

If you already have a mono fin and would like a tail to fit it, no problem, I can make it to fit.

Decorative back 'dorsal' fins are made with colorful sparkly tulle to match and enhance a Mermaid Tail.

All tails are open at the bottom for easy fin and feet access. Tails can be pulled up to walk in.

Tops for tails come in several different styles. Check out the different Listings available to see them.

PROCESSING TIME takes 2-5 days. Holidays may take longer. It is best to allow 1-2 weeks to receive a tail....but most of the time, I'm pretty fast :)

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
We are currently in the process of changing how we ship internationally to insure timely deliver. TBA soon.
International orders typically take 1-2 weeks for delivery, but can take up to 4-6 weeks (occasionally they become delayed by customs), so please order accordingly.
The price of my products do not include any duties or VAT. I only charge you goods cost and shipping cost. if you are charged of a VAT, you need to pay it to your customs.
The rules are different in every country.
If you have to pay import taxes and/or additional duties and sales taxes, then you would have to pay that to the courier upon receipt of the package(s).
See my Policies for more information.

Mahalo for stopping by and Enjoy!
Aloha and A Hui Ho!

Once Upon A Mermaid.

**All swimming mermaids should be accompanied by an adult when swimming in a mermaid tail.

Lori Watts

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(455)
Jill Casali

Jill Casali on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves the tail & monofin. Beautifully made! Can't wait to try them out this summer :)

LoreleiMission

LoreleiMission on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

There aren't a lot of mertail makers who include a dorsal fun ruffle option. I love my tail!

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About

Once Upon A Mermaid

Once Upon A Mermaid started in the spring of 2012 with a request from Malia, my 8 yr. old granddaughter. I had a business for many years making swimwear, riding schooling breeches (yes I am of the horse world) and many things lycra/spandex. As my imagination began to soar and I started thinking it out (Grandkids have a way about them that make fun happen!). So, I began to experiment with some old lycra and tulle, sequins and glitter and it began to come together and in a matter of days...voila ... Once Upon A Mermaid was born.

I enjoy making these tails for a number of reasons: I love children. I love knowing my tails make them happy and I believe in the joy and magic of childhood. I believe that the time of make-believe fun is a special time for children to make the memories of childhood.

Since I have started my business I have met some amazing parents, children and people from around the world. I get the privilege and opportunity to pray for each child as I sew her tail. Malia continues to be my muse and model. She is growing up so fast but the story of making mermaid tails will always ibe hers ... Once Upon A Mermaid!

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  • Lori Watts

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Everything

    Aloha ke Akua! I live on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii with my husband Bruce. We have 4 kids, 9 grandkids, 3 dogs, 4 horses and lots of hanai family. My favorite things are kids, horses, supping, surfing, gardening and taking lots of pictures.

  • Bruce Watts

    Assistant, Shipper, Consrruction In Fin Design

    Bruce is not only a good old surfer but he is awesome! Bruce retired from construction and now helps Once Upon A Mermaid construct. He is the muscle behind my wild ideas as well as the wind beneath my wings. Is he hot or what? Oh Yeah!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2015
Aloha!

Thank you for visiting Once Upon A Mermaid. I have sewn most all of my life and when my girls began to want the latest 'Rasin" swim suits I bought myself a serger and started sewing swimwear for them and all of their friends. That was the beginning of a 30+ year business of sewing swimwear, sportswear, rash guards, riding breeches, helmet covers and anything spandex.

Now I have granddaughters and sew for them. Their enthusiastic imaginations and excitement spur on my creativity and I admit, it is allot more fun. It was my granddaughter Malia that inspired me to sew her a mermaid tail which turned into many more for many more little girls and eventually turned into Once Upon A Mermaid.

What's New in 2016...Three styles of 'Finis' Mono Fins for every age Mermaid! You can read about them on the different listings. Please feel free to ask your questions.
All swimming mermaids need to be good swimmers and wear some sort of fins. Most importantly all swimming mermaids should be accompanied by an adult while swimming and never swim alone.

To see all of my Colors please look at my facebook.com/twiceuponamermaid page. You can also message me to see specific colors...a few at a time.

**International Friends please my Policies about Customs and Shipping before you order..

Please feel free to convo me with your questions.

A Hui Ho!
Lori Watts
Once Upon A Mermaid

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Payment
Most orders will ship within 72 hours BUT there are seasons when I am overloaded with orders like the CHRISTMAS Holiday's and SUMMER. So, please allow me 1-2 weeks.

If a specific color is on back order or an order is custom airbrushed please allow 1-2 weeks. Christmas orders should be placed before Dec. 1st. If I get to many orders I put my shop on vacation....not to worry....the orders I have get made and sent before I open again. I am always available to answer questions :)

I accept Credit Cards,PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards.

Orders will be shipped pending payment.

Cancellations are accepted within 24 hrs. Orders pending payment for more than 1 week will be canceled.
Shipping
Payment notification is required within 3 business days of purchase.
Shipping: Shipping is via USPS First Class or Priority Mail with Tracking. Express 2nd day deliver is available for an additional extra extra charge via PayPal.
International USPS Mail is available for an additional extra charge via PayPal.
Insurance is available for an additional cost to buyer.

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

International orders typically take 1-2 weeks for delivery, but can take up to 4-6 weeks (occasionally they become delayed by customs), so please order accordingly.

The price of our products does not include any duties or VAT. Our shop only charges you goods cost and shipping cost. if you are charged of a VAT, you need to pay it to your customs.

In most countries, you have to pay taxes or duties on imported goods. Sometimes goods under a certain value, or in certain categories, do not incur taxes.

The rules are different in every country. Unfortunately there is no way for us to know the rules, regulations, customs, or rulings of every single country.

If you have to pay import taxes and/or additional duties and sales taxes, then you would have to pay that to the courier upon receipt of the package(s). Unfortunately, we can't calculate this for you and there is no way to pre-pay it.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please email me within 3 days of receipt for prompt handling. If you need to exchange or return because of a mistake I have made...let me know and I will try and make it right :) My aim is to bless my mermaids :)
Shipping charges cannot be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Repairs ... Always pull your tail up for walking and don't walk on your tail. Walking on your tail can cause the seams to rip or pop! If your tail seams pop or come unstitched, you are welcome to send it back for repair for no charge. I will repair and mail back to you a.s.a.p.